Yarnell Fire District

Stay Alert: Extreme Fire Danger

by Chief Ben Palm


On May 11th, a Stage Two Burn Restriction Notice was issued.  A Stage Two Restriction means that any heat source that can cause a spark is prohibited. This includes smoking cigarettes outside of designated areas and charcoal grills. We will not be issuing burn permits, no use of model rockets, fireworks, and no open flames. Please extinguish cigarettes completely and properly dispose of them.  Be sure to create defensible space around your home.  Thank you for being Firewise.


Join us for a Chili Cook-Off Yarnell Fire Auxiliary on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at the Yarnell Fire Station. Last year’s cook-off was so much fun that we’re doing it again! It begins at 12 noon at the Yarnell Fire Station.  Judging will commence at 12:30. Chili-cookers are already lining up to compete.  Chili and Cornbread are on the menu. Entry fee for the competition: $10.  Come enjoy a tasty lunch for: $7/adult $3/child. Sign up to showcase your awesome Chili at the Yarnell Fire Administration Building. For more info contact Denise or Linda at 928-427-6578.

The July 21st Ice Cream Social – Coalition for Wildfire Adapted Communities in Peeples Valley!

Save the date, time and location TBA. This will be the 5th Coalition Event to unite our communities and prepare for Wildfire.  We hope you will join us – besides, we know you love ice cream. Contact the Coalition Coordinator, Denise Roggio, 928-427-6578.


YFD is glad to have Seth Smith on our team. Seth comes to us from Skull Valley and also works with their department. He is FFII certified and will be finishing EMT School in July. Welcome, Seth!


Stop by the Fire Administration Building for your 60th Anniversary T-Shirt: M, L and XL are $20. Larger sizes, $25


On June 2nd, the 5th Annual Yarnell Memorial Run brought more than 500 runners to Yarnell. The results are being tallied. YFD thanks the Yarnell Fire Auxiliary and Startline Racing for an amazing event. Thanks to our GOLD Sponsors: Augie’s Restaurant in Prescott, United Charitable, Swift Trucking, Jet Limousines and Native Air. SILVER Sponsors: Air Vac 17, Pelican Products and APS. BRONZE Sponsors: the Kane Schools, Wickenburg Community Hospital, Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church. Also thanks to the amazing In-Kind donations from Jack Van Dussen, Sue Fogel, Frances Lechner, the Warneke Foundation, HARK Radio Team, and the numerous volunteers – we could never do this without your support. Check yarnellmemorialrun.com for race results coming soon!


Our department is glad to have volunteer, Nick Bomar. Nick joined us as a Reserve in January 2017. He volunteers for Peeples Valley Fire District and was recently hired by the Hualapai Nation Fire Division. Nick received his EMT Certification from the Yarnell Fire Training Center, and graduated from Arizona Regional Fire Academy in March 2018, having earned FFI/FFII. He is now getting ready for paramedic school. He resides in Peeples Valley. Nick, thank you for volunteering!

April Incidents: 20 – Average response time:  4.47 (4 Minutes, 28 Seconds) 

EMS: 11                            Motor Vehicle Accident: 4          Welfare checks: 1

Mutual Aid: 2                   Public Assists: 3                             Smoke Checks: 1

Structure Fire: 1                Wildland Fire: 1                            Rescue: 0


Stay Alert: Extreme Fire Danger
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